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Offline BJB

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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:58:46 PM »
.......... make fruit in the style of Ditchfield and just sign "Tapio"? I have seen an apple and a pear today like this and wondered if he did any glass like this when he worked at Venini in the late 70's early 80's.

haven't got a picture as I didn't buy them :D , just wondered in case I should have!

Barbara


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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 03:34:17 PM »
Never ever come across anything signed just Tapio. Almost all of his Venini work was initialed TW along with Venini and frequently a date year.
Some of his designs were also produced without an attribution.
Paul
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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 03:39:53 PM »
He didn't do fruit  then Paul? Have found this stand in an antique centre with alot of signed "studio" glass, from the 1980's and 1990's but I haven't heard of them ( not unusual for me though :shock: ) so I thought I would ask first rather than rush in as is my usual approach.

Some nice bits but after the Chism, I think it was who signed EVERYTHING, I am very wary of the stuff.

Miller St. '91 was on another piece, but haven't heard of them either :?

Barbara


Offline David555

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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 11:44:52 PM »
Hi Barbara

Looking through 'Designlasin hintakirja' and I don't see any fruit shapes by Wirkkala - Paul is right about his work at Venini although he did design a couple of birds for them in 1966.

My Designlasin is new and pretty extensive so these fruit would be in there (IMHO) if Wirkkala designed them - he is just so well known and documented.


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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006, 06:32:53 PM »
I've been right through the Catalogue Raisonne covering 1921 to 1986 and drawn a blank so I would say 99% wrong for them.
Paul
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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006, 03:36:07 PM »
Thank you both for looking for me, I think I did the right thing and left them  :D

Alot of the glass was signed, and dated, wonder if questionable buys on behalf of the seller, or someone with a glass engraving pen, or some rare pieces?

Will have a more careful and longer look when I go back next time.

Barbara


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Quick question, did Tapio..........
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006, 08:21:13 AM »
Found some Venini fruit pieces from the 1950's, but ALL are signed with the circular acid mark of the period.
Paul
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